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Sheridan Road Then and Now (Past)

Colvin House

Sunday, September 19, 2021
from 3-7 p.m.
At the historic Colvin House
5940 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago
$35 per person ($45 at the door)

Note: This is an outdoor event. A face-mask is required to enter the Colvin House.

Do you miss the Home Tour on the 3rd Sunday in September? Please join us for a party on September 19 in the open air courtyard of the landmarked Colvin house. Take a walk down Sheridan Road and end at the Colvin house for food, music and good conversation. Brochures will be available at the parking lot or the Colvin house. See the invitation below for the details.

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2021 Summer Nights in Edgewater (Past)

Join your neighbors again this year, on warm summer nights, for our popular community program of free live performances. From July 14 to August 25, 2021, every Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., different local musicians will entertain you in the beautiful EHS garden. We are pet friendly! All are welcome. Click here for the 2021 schedule.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. To attend, please register at bit.ly/ehszoom10. This program is a partnership with the Edgewater Branch Library.

The topic is Louis Sullivan, and the books to be discussed are: “The Autobiography of An Idea” by Louis H. Sullivan, and “Louis Sullivan: His Life and Work” by Robert Twombly. Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. To attend, please register at bit.ly/ehszoom8. This program is a partnership with the Edgewater Branch Library.

The topic is The Third Coast, and the book to be discussed is: “The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream” by Thomas Dyja. Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. To attend, please register at bit.ly/ehszoom7. This program is a partnership with the Edgewater Branch Library.

The topic is Lucy Parsons, and the book to be discussed is: “Goddess of Anarchy” by Jacqueline Jones. Click here for a flyer.

2021 Annual Meeting (Past)

Patrick T. ReardonThe Edgewater Historical Society invites you to the 2021 Annual Meeting, presenting candidates for your Board of Directors and telling you about plans for 2021-22. The meeting will be on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11 a.m. VIA ZOOM.

Our speaker will be our Edgewater neighbor, friend, author, and journalist Patrick T. Reardon, talking about his latest book, The Loop: The “L” Tracks That Shaped and Saved Chicago.

You must register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The program is free to the Public. Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. To attend, please register at bit.ly/ehszoom5. This program is a partnership with the Edgewater Branch Library.

The topic is Lorraine Hansberry, and the books to be discussed are: “To be Young, Gifted and Black” by Lorraine Hansberry, and “Looking for Lorraine” by Imani Perry. Click here for a flyer.

The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s (Past)

Joy and FearDid you know The Beatles partied in Edgewater? Chicago was at the center of some of The Beatles more interesting episodes – from a party at Edgewater’s Saddle and Cycle Club to John Lennon’s most famous mea culpa. Join us on December 5th at 11 a.m. for a talk about The Beatles, Chicago and the 1960s, by local historian Professor John F. Lyons.

The event is free, but you must register in advance to receive information how to join the Zoom meeting. Click here for a flyer.

Chicago History Book Group (Past)

Note: due to technical difficulties the meeting has been rescheduled to December 19th. Your previous registration will still work on the 19th.

The next meeting of the Chicago History Book Club will be Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. To attend, please register at bit.ly/ehszoom4. This program is a partnership with the Edgewater Branch Library.

The topic is the Columbian Exposition, and the books to be discussed are: “Celebrating the New World” by Robert Muccigrosso, “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson, and “The Fair Women” by Jeanne Madeline Weimann. Click here for a flyer.

EHS Annual Wyman Lecture (Past)

Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Via Zoom

The Ordinary Man Who Made Chicago Rational

As Chicago grew through the consolidation of smaller municipalities, its street naming and numbering system became a confusing hodgepodge. It took the efforts of one dedicated North Side citizen, Edward Brennan, to convince the city’s business leaders and politicians to try to rationalize the Grid. While Daniel Burnham tried to make the “City Beautiful,” Brennan strove to make the city logical. Join noted Chicago writer Bill Savage, who will draw on research for his next book (working title: The City Logical, or Why Daniel Burnham is Way Over-Rated) for this amazing story.

You must register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Click here for a flyer.

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